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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: mikeneron on May 19, 2010, 02:31 AM

Title: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: mikeneron on May 19, 2010, 02:31 AM
I just got my CT22 today.  So far, it connects to all the tools I have tried thus far.  A couple are a bit tight, but I think they will work. 

The one thing I wasn't able to connect was the micro cleaning kit I have.  I have included a link below so you can see what I'm talking about.  It would be very handy to have for cleaning out tools and getting into tight spots.  I measured the adapter in the micro cleaning kit and the outside diameter is 1 7/16" and the inside diameter is 1 1/4".  Anybody else find an adapter that will work with this? 

http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-801-89-62-SHOP-VAC-MICRO-CLEANING/dp/B00002ND4G (http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-801-89-62-SHOP-VAC-MICRO-CLEANING/dp/B00002ND4G)
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: VictorL on May 19, 2010, 08:25 AM
Piece of plastic pipe with internal diameter 36 mm or 1 7/16" will resolve this issue (cost $0-$20). Another option is to buy  Festool's or non Festool 36mm hose. 36 mm hoses work much better for saws, routers, planer or just for floor clean up $20-$150). The third option is to buy one of the Festool's clean up sets. They usually go with systainer, 36 mm hose and bunch of other attachments ($140-$235).

Regards,
VictorL
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: Dan Clark on May 19, 2010, 10:06 AM
I believe the Fein Hose Adapter will solve this:
(http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/images/MakitaSander_FeinAdapterMod%20smaller.jpg) 

I have two of them.  They fit on the end of the D27 perfectly.  One is cut down to fit my Makita belt sander.   I use the other for a multitude of tools including drywall sanders, Rotozip, and other tools with a dust port.   

It's covered in detail (with pics) on the second page of my Makita Belt Sander review on Brice's web site: http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/subpage37.html. (http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/subpage37.html.)    It's $5.85 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fein+hose+adapter&x=0&y=0).  I bought both of mine at Seattle Woodcraft.

Regards,

Dan.
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: Sean Ackerman on May 20, 2010, 12:35 PM
I believe the Fein Hose Adapter will solve this:
(http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/images/MakitaSander_FeinAdapterMod%20smaller.jpg) 

I have two of them.  They fit on the end of the D27 perfectly.  One is cut down to fit my Makita belt sander.   I use the other for a multitude of tools including drywall sanders, Rotozip, and other tools with a dust port.   

It's covered in detail (with pics) on the second page of my Makita Belt Sander review on Brice's web site: http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/subpage37.html. (http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/subpage37.html.)    It's $5.85 on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fein+hose+adapter&x=0&y=0).  I bought both of mine at Seattle Woodcraft.

Regards,

Dan.
Dan, awesome recommendation.  This little puppy runs about $5.00 and is a savior.  I found it about 2 months ago browsing the web late at night and immediately brought in 10 for stock.  They were gone in a week.  Invaluable tool and very cheap to boot.
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: mikeneron on May 20, 2010, 12:46 PM
Any place to pick these up in Canada? 
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: Sean Ackerman on May 21, 2010, 01:17 PM
Any place to pick these up in Canada? 

I'll ship to ya.  Give me a postal code and I can get you an estimate USPS rate.
Title: Re: Micro Cleaning Kit
Post by: mikeneron on June 25, 2010, 12:19 PM
Thanks to Sean for offering, but the cost to ship to Canada was more than what I wanted in product.  

I was able to find the Fein adapters at a local place, but had to wait a few weeks until they got their Fein order in.  Glad to say it was worth the wait as I was able to cut the adapters to the right fit and everything fits nice and snug now.  No more having to fumble with electrical tape :)